Tag Archives: further education

FE Alert newsletter May 2018

– Pay claim 2018 – Terms and conditions for support staff 2018 – A return to the Workhouses or Family Friendly Colleges – Annual Leave position for College Support Staff – More annual leave issues – Job evaluation – Learner journey review – Lack of protection for support staff from salary cuts – Living wage […]

UNISON calls on Scotland’s largest college to pay workers the Real Living Wage

The City of Glasgow College is to investigate moving the statue of Emily Pankhurst in London to the gates of the College whilst not paying low paid women the Real Living Wage of £8.75 per hour. A minute from a Board meeting on the 11th of October 2017 obtained by UNISON unveil that the Chair […]

FE Alert newsletter Jan 2018

– Pay claim 2018 – Job evaluation – Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, will meet a delegation from UNISON in February. – Annual leave – Diary 2018 – Independent review of student financial support in Scotland – National bargaining – and much more… Click here or on graphic for a PDF […]

FE Alert newsletter Nov 2017

– Pay claim 2018 – Trade union seats on college boards – National bargaining terms and conditions for support staff – Job evaluation – Living Wage accreditation – New members and new stewards – and much more… Click here or on graphic for a PDF     FE home

e-brief Education Reform

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have implications for members not just in schools and nurseries but across local government and further education colleges. The proposals cover five areas: A head teachers charter Parental and community engagement Pupil participation New Regional Improvement […]

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

Futures Autumn 2017

This edition of Futures gives an overview of the new Scottish government programme in areas which could impact on UNISON members. In particular education reform, childcare expansion, the proposed socio-economic duty and the Barclay Review of non domestic rates

Review of Financial Support for Students

Education is central to both Scotland’s economy and the wider wellbeing of its citizens. Everyone who could benefit from further and higher education should have an equal chance to do so. Education not only benefits the individuals who take part but wider society and the economy. It is reasonable therefore that, like schools, further education […]

FE Q&A: Pay rise 2017 and more on annual leave

Questions and Answers???????????? An NJNC Joint Secretary’s implementation note is in draft pending final agreement. There is some discussion on the FESCOM Facebook and hopefully this document will help clarify many issues raised. What if I have left the college since 1 April 2017? The Pay Award will apply to those in post at 30th […]

Good College Governance Consultation

Colleges must be accountable to communities which they serve. Democratic structures create public bodies which are open and transparent in their dealings with the public. Even private sector organisations are required to have a level of corporate governance and openness. Colleges are public bodies and should follow the same principles as other public sector bodies. […]